“Where girls and women thrive, a whole nation thrives”. - Rachael Lasamba

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly set 17 global goals (The Sustainable Development Goals [SDG]) as part of Resolution 70/1 of the UN General Assembly: “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

As a result, we founded the 2030 Brunch, an event held quarterly where we integrate these goals into our own by discussing the SDG Goal 5: Gender Equality; End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

 

Subtopics include:

• Adopting and strengthening sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels. (SDG5.9)

• Eliminating all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres. (SDG5.2)

• Ensuring women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life. (SDG5.5)

Time spent together is used to brunch, listen, educate, learn and motivate one another. It is a celebratory and unifying way to grow our network of Congo’s most impactful women, and we do this by discussing and setting goals to support our community, as well as establish a better and safer DRC for women and girls.

 

Our authentic partnerships give space to discuss the challenges we face as female Congolese change-makers. We exchange credible knowledge and resources that allow us to forge effective and long-term projects.

 

‘Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, but is also crucial to accelerating sustainable development. It has been proven time and again that empowering women and girls has a multiplier effect, and helps drive economic growth and development.’ — UNDP

 

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